Muhammad Musa

Muhammad Musa is the Executive Director of BRAC International. He comes with an extensive background in leading humanitarian, social development, and public health organisations in national, international and cross-cultural settings. 

Previously, Dr. Musa served as the Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh, where he successfully upheld BRAC’s mission to eliminate poverty and inequality. Under his leadership, BRAC launched the Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in August 2017, which has given BRAC a strong foundation to stand beside people in crisis anywhere in the world. 

Prior to joining BRAC, Dr. Musa worked with CARE International for 32 years. Twenty of those years were spent working in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, India and Bangladesh. He also worked as the Asia Regional Director for CARE International for five years. Dr. Musa has been successful in bringing convergence of philanthropic approaches and entrepreneurial methodologies to create sustainable development programming that achieves impact on poverty at large scale. 

Dr. Musa’s expertise lies in external relationship management, brand-building, communications, and fundraising for development projects. Being adept at people management and conflict resolution, he has established a reputation for leading complex organisational change processes in multicultural settings. He is also an internationally recognised senior management trainer. 

Dr. Musa holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a post-graduate diploma in maternal and child nutrition from the Netherlands. He completed bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery at Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh.

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